- The issue of coronavirus might soon be a thing of the past in Nigeria if we are to believe Osagie Ehanire
- According to the minister, the country will now receive about 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to fight it
- The minister said the vaccine is allocated to the most populous African country by the African Union
The hope that many Nigerians will soon receive the coronavirus vaccine is getting brighter by the day if the statement of Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, is to be believed.
According to him, the federal government is expecting 15 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in February.
He disclosed this during the media briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, on Monday, February 1.
Speaking on the source of the vaccine, he said the African Union allocated over 41 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria, and of the total, 15 million doses facilitated through COVAX will arrive in February
Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng had reported that the federal government has assured Nigerians that the COVID-19 vaccines will arrive the country before the end of the first quarter of the year 2021.
This was disclosed by Dr. Mukhtar Muhammad, the national incident manager of the PTF on COVID-19.
Dr Muhammad who was a guest on a Channels Television programme on Thursday, January 28, stated that the government is doing its best to get enough vaccines.
Legit.ng had also earlier listed 10 important facts from health experts concerning the COVID-19 vaccine.
In another development, Legit.ng had reported that in Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation annual newsletter, Gates sounded a crucial warning to world leaders about the pandemic to come after the coronavirus.
The billionaire maintained that while everyone across the world is deserving of the scientific breakthroughs of the preceding year, it is not an error to start now to prepare for the next pandemic.
Gates further said his foundation was in the leading position to ensuring that third-world and developing nations lay their hands on available vaccines.